Bamboo Luxuriant Festooning Vines Along the Rio Grand River, Panama Canal Zone


Material Information

Bamboo Luxuriant Festooning Vines Along the Rio Grand River, Panama Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Palms   ( fast )
Forests and Forestry   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


A single man standing amid dense vines and vegetation along the Rio Grande.
Scope and Content:
B. L. Singley founded The Keystone View Company in 1892 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The company quickly became the world's largest view company, having at least 250,000 negatives (of which some 50,000 were available as numbered views) by the 1930s. These images were meant to bring international experiences into the palm of the average person's hand, to be revisted in private or during social gatherings. It has been said that the ability of the stereograph to bring vicarious experiences to faraway people makes this medium parallel to the internet or television today. The Keystone View Company also focused on the educational value of their products, employing teams of people to write explanatory texts that were printed on the backs of the stereograph cards. This text, along with the imagery, presents the dominant vision of American ideals and interests during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Source 1: Source 2:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.2.170
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20859---Bamboo and Festooning Vine Along the Rio Grande, Panama Canal Zone,

There are several varieties of bamboo Nature kindly provides for them a ham-
growing on the Isthmus of Panama. One mock, which they need not carry from
kind. is very useful to the natives in build- place to place.
ing their huts. It is light and strong, The Isthmus of Panama is well watered
round, and partly hollow. The vine that by many beautiful streams. The Rio
so beautifully festoons trees and bushes, Grande (G r e a t River), is about 30
is also a species of the bamboo. It is feet in width at the spot shown in the
found growing only along streams o f picture. The rainy season in this part of
water. The color of its foliage is a deep the American Zone continues for eight
glossy green. No person could drape months of each year. The bed of the
these trees as beautifully as nature has river is always full of water. During the
done it. The festooning forms such a dry season its supply comes from springs
mass of foliage that even a horse could which are shaded by luxuriant tropical
not break through it. So securely are growth. The reservoir that furnishes
these festoons fastened that one can lie the city of Panama with an abundant
down on them, as in a hammock. Some- supply of pure water, receives the waters
times the monkeys curl up on a masst of of the Rio Grande. This Reservoir is ten
these festoons and go to sleep. The miles distant from that city.
. ,breeze gently swings them to and fro.
Copyright 1907, by Keystons View Compasns.

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